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On 5 October, Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov was detained and sent to a drug rehabilitation center in Turkmenistan, where he may be subjected to forced medical treatment.
Cuban prisoner of conscience Antonio Michel Lima Cruz was released on 24 October. His brother Marcos Máiquel Lima Cruz still has a minimum 10 months to serve. Their parents continue to be harassed....
Convictions against the former president and vice-president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA), were upheld on 21 October. However, their prison sentences were reduced.
Maher Fawzi al-Hamoud, was arrested on June 16, and has been held incommunicado ever since. He is believed to have previously been tortured in detention by Syrian security forces.